Enough is Enough, Part 3 – Enough Grace
After hearing the message, you will grow in your understanding that, even when God doesn’t feel like enough, He is. Even when our life circumstances seem to indicate that He is absent or uncaring, He makes the plain and clear declaration: “My grace is sufficient for you.” And you will accept, declare and hold that truth in your heart.
Think of a time in your life when God said no.
You asked in His Name, your request was reasonable and desperately needed and he said no.
When you said to Him…”Lord, I won’t make it unless You…”
How did you make it?
The two key questions:
> Is God enough for you?
> Will you trust Him?
2 Corinthians 12:6-10
6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
The “thorn” is not an annoyance, but really, relentless pain, physically or emotionally.
What does God do about Paul’s thorn?
When you said, “I won’t make it…” and you did. That was the beauty of GRACE
Joy, power, our defender.
Grace is the restoring power of God in the face of weakness.
The overwhelming beauty of God in the ugliness of life
2 Peter 1:34
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:10
10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.